The Most Common Stocks Held By Dividend Growth Investors

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by: David Van Knapp

I am researching an article on dividend growth stocks. I want to use a sample of the 30-40 most common stocks held by dividend growth investors. Please help.

Below I have listed 35 stocks that, from my reading, appear in a lot of dividend growth portfolios. This list is based on impressions from reading hundreds of articles and thousands of comments over the past couple of years.

Please scan the list and tell me if you agree. Should any stocks be removed? Do you want to nominate a stock I have missed?

Please note, I am not looking for reasons that a stock should be sold or bought. Rather, I am just seeking to verify or correct my impressions about which stocks are most widely in dividend growth portfolios. If a commenter suggests one that I missed, and the comment gets a few thumbs up, I'll add it to the list, and similarly as to stocks suggested for deletion.

I'm not revealing the topic of the upcoming article at this time, because I do not want to skew anyone's judgment of whether a stock ought to be on this list. I just want to compile the list of the most widely held dividend growth stocks.

Thanks!

Stock

Ticker

3M

MMM

Abbott Laboratories

ABT

Altria

MO

Annaly Capital Management

NLY

AT&T

T

Chevron

CVX

Coca-Cola

KO

Colgate

CL

ConocoPhillips

COP

Emerson Electric

EMR

ExxonMobil

XOM

General Electric

GE

Genuine Parts

GPC

Harris

HRS

Illinois Tool Works

ITW

Intel

INTC

Johnson & Johnson

JNJ

Kimberly Clark

KMB

Mal-Mart

WMT

McDonald's

MCD

Next Era Energy

NEE

Novartis

NVS

Nucor Steel

NUE

PepsiCo

PEP

Phillip Morris

PM

Procter & Gamble

PG

Realty Income

O

Smuckers

SJM

Southern

SO

Sysco

SYY

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

TEVA

Unilever

UN

Verizon

VZ

VF Corp.

VFC

Waste Management

WM

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Disclosure: I am long MMM, ABT, T, JNJ, KMB, MCD, PEP, PG, CVX, O, INTC.